Shaarey Tphiloh Prayers, by Caryl Herzfeld
Shaarey Tphiloh Prayers, by Caryl Herzfeld


Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

Welcome to Shabbat Services

Korah

July 9, 2016 – 3 Tammuz 5776
Numbers 16:1-18:32

Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14-12:22

Candle lighting 8:05 p.m.

Shabbat Services
Saturday, July 9, 2016 9:30 a.m.


Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh, 76 Noyes St. Portland, ME 04103

President: Dr. Natan Kahn
Administrative Director: Susan C. Lawrence
www.mainesynagogue.org/wp 207-773-0693
maineshul@nullgmail.com cstexec@nullgmail.com
Shaarey Tphiloh Office Hours: T, Th, F 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


See below to learn about our new rabbinic intern, Josh Pernick, from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Ner Lamaore

Nancy and Charles Shuman in memory of G. Lerman
Irina Danilova in honor of carrying the Torah at Shavuot


Parshat Korah

The Spiritual Life in the Material World

“…For the thoughtful Jew, the spiritual matters at least as much as the material. Think of how many of our most excruciating struggles transpire with intangibles. Are these any less “real”? We call the toll of lost love “heartbreak.” We suffer mysterious maladies brought on not by virus or bacteria or injury, but by the dark force of stress. We are as much thought and emotion as we are blood and bone and skin. Grief can bend the back; shame, lower the head; surprise, make the hair stand up on end; rage, simmer within; and joy, warm the soul.

Without cultivating the life of the spirit―without striving to apprehend the invisible, the essential―we become hollow men and women, all flesh and no soul. We become like Korah―obsessed with mere things, unable to attain holiness, unfit for the blessings that attend a “kingdom of priests.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said it best in The Little Prince, ‘And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.’…” (Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2000).

Jonathan E. Blake
ReformJudaism.org


Israel as a Case Study for Immigrant Integration

St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME 04103
Thursday, July 14, 2016
5:45 PM – 8:30 PM
6:00 PM Blessing & Vegetarian Mediterranean Dinner
6:45 PM Guest speaker, Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England.

Portland has roughly 10,000 immigrants. How does a small community face the challenge of absorbing these immigrants into the city? Since Israel’s establishment in 1948, Israel has welcomed millions of people from dozens of countries into its borders during three major waves of immigration in its 68-year history. Each wave of immigration imposed challenges for Israel, including housing and employment shortages, and integration into Israeli society. Hear how Israel was able to overcome some immigration issues, and the challenges they face today. Discuss beliefs, thoughts and feelings about immigration.

Suggested $10 donation at the door. Reservations required
To RSVP email Rev. Lori Whittemore lori@nullabbeyofhope.com or call (207) 699-899


Josh Pernick

Rabbinic Intern from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

More About Josh

Josh Pernick is currently a rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in NY. A graduate of Brandeis University, he worked in the field of Jewish education for a number of years before beginning his rabbinic training at YCT, obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching in Jewish Day School Elementary Education through the DeLeT program at Brandeis University as well as completing a post-graduate fellowship in Jewish education through the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators in Jerusalem.

He spent the past few years teaching Judaic studies at Jewish day schools in Charleston, SC, Watertown, MA and Atlanta GA, and currently teaches in a community education program at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in NY. Josh also serves on the Judaic Studies teaching staff during the summer at Camp Yavneh in Northwood, NH. The son of a pulpit rabbi, Josh is looking forward to beginning his rabbinic career at Shaarey Tphiloh, learning from all of you who have been part of this community for so many years about all of the unique qualities that make Shaarey Tphiloh such a warm and special place


Fall Community Festival

Center Day Camp, 74 Hackett Road, Windham, ME 04062

Sunday, September 18, 2016

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Maine Attorney General Janet Mills and other speakers
  • There will be guided activities for children during this time.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Community organizations share information about themselves to the public
    • We will have tables setup in the Schwartz building for organizations to display materials and invite community members to ask questions.
    • Each organization that participates must have a representative from the organization present during this time to talk to community members.
  • Face painting and food will be available during this time

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Adult and Family Enrichment such as Yoga.

How to participate:
Please mail us the name of your organization, the organizational representative who will attend and a description of what materials you will display. Along with contact information.

Deadline for participation: August 1st
Email to: Alexandra Sax
Jewish Community Alliance
asax@nullmainejewish.org


Kosher Food at Back Cove Hannaford

Hannaford at Back Cove is now carrying more items in its Kosher food freezer located at back of store. Ask an employee for more information.


FALLEN HEROES: Maine’s Jewish Sailors and Soldier Boys

by Susan Cummings-Lawrence

Thirty-four young Maine Jewish men died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas. They had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them. They had goals and dreams. (SC-L)

Go to the online museum of Maine Historical Society― Maine Memory Network.
www.mainememory.net

Find four exhibits and two audio interviews with WWII veterans Mel Stone and Jim Friedlander. Also learn about the origins of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, the founding of the Jacob Cousins Post #99 and the anti-Semitism and other social forces that made their development necessary and productive.

–  Find former Shaarey Tphiloh members who were Fallen Heroes –


DONATIONS NEEDED FOR JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES ALL YEAR ROUND

Wish List:

Diapers and wipes

RICE!!

Baked Beans

Pasta Sauce & Pasta

Kid Friendly Snacks-granola bars, etc.

Cereal

Juice Boxes


Learning Opportunity at Chabad House

On Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Shimon Simons will teach Maimonides’ Hilchot Deot, “laws of character development,” at Chabad House, 11 Pomeroy Street, Portland. The next class meeting is Tuesday, January 19. Texts will be provided. Call Chabad House at 871-8947 for more details or check the December issue of the Jewish Journal.


GREAT JEWISH BOOKS AT THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER THIS SUMMER

Every year, the Yiddish Book Center welcomes a group of enthusiastic, engaged high school students for our Great Jewish Books Summer Program. Applications for the 2016 program are due April 1.

Now in its fifth year, Great Jewish Books brings together a diverse group of rising high school juniors and seniors to spend a week reading important works of modern Jewish literature and discussing them in seminar-style classes led by college professors. Outside of class, they meet renowned visiting authors, enjoy group recreational activities in the Amherst area, and get a taste of college life while staying (with staff RAs) in dorms on the Hampshire College campus, adjacent to the Yiddish Book Center.

All students admitted to the program receive scholarships covering the full cost of tuition, room and board, books, and special events.

Because the program has proven so popular in the past, this year we’re offering two sessions of Great Jewish Books: July 24-29 and July 31-August 7.

You can learn more about the program at yiddishbookcenter.org/great-jewish-books or by calling or e-mailing us at 413-256-4900, ext. 143, orgreatjewishbooks@nullyiddishbookcenter.org. I’m also including a flyer about the program that can be downloaded here, which I hope you will post and share with others.

As we look forward to another exciting summer of Great Jewish Books, we appreciate your sharing this information with any prospective applicants you know.


No electronic devices are permitted. No electronic children’s toys or cell phones or cameras are permitted in the synagogue on the Sabbath.


Please consider making a gift to one of our many funds. Call the office at 773-0693 for details. Thank you for your support of Shaarey Tphiloh. Contributions are tax-deductible.


Yahrzeits This Week

5 Tammuz Freida Aronoff
6 Tammuz Miriam Lerman, Gerald Lourie, Howard Young
9 Tammuz Mary Kroot, Goldie Passman
10 Tammuz Joseph Modes, Libby Modes


Shaarey Tphiloh is now celebrating 112 years as a traditional Jewish spiritual home in Maine!

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